I remember spending time with my grandparents. Mom would drive us to their house, which was so cozy; warmed by the comforting heat of the wood stove. Our visits often took place in the tiny, modest kitchen. Grandma would be kneading the bread she made with the whole grain flour Grandpa ground out back. Looking around, I would find stacks of books. Many books had handwritten notes inside. Natural remedies jotted down for this condition or that. Grandma shared the latest herb she was using. She'd go on explaining the condition it helped as she punched the dough down, getting it ready to rise. Grandpa would warn me of the importance of looking after your own health and the fact no one else could do that for you. (If only I would have listened closer and started sooner!)
Fast forward to the late 1980s. It was time to choose a profession. I felt like I needed something mainstream; a valid career path in modern-day society. I enrolled in a college program and graduated as an X-Ray Technologist. This was immediately followed by a second diploma in the field of Ultrasound.
Armoured with this fresh knowledge and a brand new career path, I set forth to conquer the world! The world, I found, had something else in mind. I would experience marriage, raising two beautiful daughters, and choosing divorce. Health issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure and high pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) would show up along the way. (Interestingly, issues modern medicine does not address well.) I also found myself disenchanted with my career choice, our modern medical system and my place in it.
Deep down inside, that part of me who knows 'there is another way' kept nudging at me. I saw there was never any consideration given to the actual root of the problem. It drove me crazy how people and their dis-eases were treated! (As if their condition was something separate from them!)
Looking back, I realize the events of my early childhood made an impression on me at a deep level. I've always known that there are many factors and more than one path to well-being. I also knew from very early on that real wellness did not come from a pill you buy from the drugstore. Throughout my life, I've retained a genuine interest in natural health and well-being. (It's very clear when you see the path I have taken and see how I live my life now!)
The world of working in mainstream medicine is behind me. I’ve come full circle; returning to my roots in natural wellness. I've investigated several modalities in this arena. Some of these include Quantum Touch, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Essential Oils, HeartMath® skills, and more.
I continue to explore natural methods of wellness and healing and love activating people into this realm that has been a part of the human story for millennia... and forgotten by many.